Local Atmosphere

Pensacola, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$19,120 ($6,238)
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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The University of West Florida is in a great location. It is a tourist attraction for many outside of the area. Summers are very active in this area. Downtown Pensacola promotes many activities involving arts and plays. There are also many times of the year that they block the streets off for block parties that involve vendors to promote their art. New stadium downtown has created a huge impact in the sporting area. The Civic center downtown always has new attractions to the area; they also do ice hockey and ice skating during the winter months now.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: For the most part everyone minds their business. The locals don't go out of their way to judge college students or anything.... I don't really have much to say on this topic.. Sorry..

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Its a beach city so there's some fun stuff to do in the summer

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I love that there is a variety of seasons there

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Small town has a few nearby military bases, two malls, a beach


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 56 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 56 responses

  • 0% Painfully remote.
  • 16% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 39% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 38% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 7% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 56 responses

  • 27% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 30% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 43% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 55 responses

  • 22% No way.
  • 62% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 16% Totally.



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